Obama's pro-Israel stance questioned|
Jim Brown - OneNewsNow
4/18/2008 6:00:00 AM
Gary Bauer, a leading Christian
Zionist, disputes Democratic presidential frontrunner Barack Obama's
contention that he's Israel's staunchest defender.
Senator Obama (D-Illinois) recently met publicly with Jewish community
leaders in Philadelphia in an effort to assure them he is a loyal ally of
Israel. Although he was slow to condemn his former pastor's anti-Israel
diatribes, Obama stated that "no one's been a more stalwart ally of
Israel" and argued that his support of Israel rivals that of Senators
Hillary Clinton (D-New York) and John McCain (R-Arizona).
Evangelical leader Gary Bauer, who serves on the board of Christians United for Israel, says Obama's claims to be
pro-Israel do not come close to passing the straight-face test. "He not
only attended and continues to attend for the last 20 years a church,
whose pastor is not only anti-Israel, but appears to be anti-Semitic,"
Bauer charges, "but he also has surrounded himself with foreign policy
advisors that have ... a history of being anti-Israel."
Bauer thinks it is strange for Obama to claim he is pro-Israel,
when every time he has addressed the issue he called for Israel to give up
more land in the vain hope its enemies will finally recognize Israel's
right to exist.
The pro-Israeli spokesman also
brings into question Obama's willingness to negotiate with Iranian
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He says that is akin to former President
Jimmy Carter's meeting with the leader of the Palestinian terror group
Hamas. Ahmadinejad has denied the Holocaust of World War II took place,
and he has called for the destruction of Israel. Bauer warns that meeting
with the Iranian leader would only strengthen his
Bauer also notes that Winston Churchill never
negotiated with Adolf Hitler because he knew the Nazi leader's worldview
was diametrically opposed to what the West believed in, and that nothing
could be gained from meeting with a mass murderer.
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